You can invest in equities and still sleep at night.

 

 

Offense

 

We are a 100% automated tactical asset manager, catering to individual investors like you.

Our strategies are designed to grow your money with equity exposure and downside risk protection, while still offering the liquidity, transparency, and diversification that come from investing in broad index ETFs.

We approach investing from a unique perspective. Our team’s background combines years of experience in institutional and alternative investing with expertise in predictive analytics, systems engineering, risk management, and regulatory compliance.

 

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Our Approach

 

 
 
 

Our view is that tactical allocation among asset classes, in response to significant changes in equity market supply and demand, provides investors the best opportunity to grow their assets while still gaining protection against steep market declines.

All of our strategies are powered by our proprietary early warning system for predicting daily equity market volatility.   We call it our market stress indicator:



PHILOSOPHY

 

We rely on a rigorous, fact-based investment system built on statistical analysis of decades of empirical equity market history.

Behavioral finance research suggests that investors often make decisions based on what happened most recently.  This “recency bias” can lead to timing mistakes: increasing equity exposure near market tops, and decreasing exposure near market bottoms. 

In addition, behavioral finance tells us that investors’ fear of loss in uncertain investment situations overpowers their anticipation of possible gain.  This “loss aversion” often leads investors to miss out on potential successful investments.

To avoid these biases and the errors that accompany them, we prefer to remove emotion from the equation entirely. 

Daily Index Performance and our Market Stress Indicator

 

We execute our system once each day, and it indicates whether to reposition your portfolio the next market day.  By predicting increases in equity market volatility, our system is designed to avoid those periods with high risk of equity market losses.

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GUIDING PRINCIPLES

 

Our investment strategies embody four key principles:

Tactical

Most investors don’t have the luxury of waiting years for a buy-and-hold or index strategy to recover from steep losses.  We believe the best way to make money for you is to avoid losing it in the first place.

Systematic

 

Better outcomes can be achieved by relying on a data-driven investment system and a clear set of rules designed to protect and grow assets over time.

Intuitive

You deserve an effective investment strategy that you can understand and trust. 

 

Liquid

You should have unrestricted access to your capital, on your terms.

Which strategy is right for you?

 

 

Our strategies differ by how much equity exposure they give in the offensive state, or the type of protective positioning used in the defensive and cautious states. Each strategy is designed for a different risk / return tradeoff.

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RESEARCH

 

Huygens market commentaries

Excerpts of past Huygens client notes

Founder Walt Vester speaks about the Huygens approach

 
 
 

Sep 25, 2015 True Bearing interview

 

Other useful background information

Invest With Us

 

Open a managed account

  • We recommend the appropriate strategy for you in response to a few questions answered anonymously
  • Systematic ETF portfolio managed by Huygens and custodied with Interactive Brokers
  • 1.25% annual management fee
  • $20,000 account minimum
 

Subscribe to a model portfolio

  • We recommend the appropriate strategy for you in response to a few questions answered anonymously
  • Receive email notification of indicator bias change and suggested ETF portfolio composition
  • You execute in your own brokerage account
  • $350 / year after 90-day trial period

 

 

 

 

 

 

TALK TO US

 
 
 

212.492.6142
125 Park Ave, Suite 1700
New York, NY 10017  

walter.vester@huygenscapital.com

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES

Huygens Capital LLC is a New York-based investment adviser, and a CFTC- and NFA-registered commodity trading advisor.

This website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to purchase any interest in an investment vehicle or to establish a managed account. Any investor, whether through a managed account or participation in any collective investment vehicle sponsored by Huygens Capital LLC, must be able to bear the risks involved and must meet the specific suitability requirements relating to any such investment. In addition, this document does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to purchase any interest in Huygens Capital itself.

Huygens Capital does not provide accounting, tax, or legal advice to its clients and all potential investors are strongly urged to consult with their own advisors concerning their individual situations. Federal and state tax laws are complex and constantly changing. This material was not intended or written to be used as a substitute for any investor to conduct its own due diligence in connection with making any investment decision.